Ray Galton, co-creator of Steptoe and Son, dies aged 88

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Scriptwriter worked with Alan Simpson on sitcoms including Hancock’s Half Hour

Ray Galton, one half of the Galton and Simpson writing duo who created
ground-breaking sitcoms such as Hancock’s Half Hour and Steptoe and Son, has died aged 88.

The scriptwriter died on Friday night after a “long and heartbreaking battle with dementia”, his family said in a statement.

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